Tristia ; Ex Ponto

with an English translation by Arthur Leslie Wheeler

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso, 43 BCE17 CE), born at Sulmo, studied rhetoric and law at Rome. Later he did considerable public service there, and otherwise devoted himself to poetry and to society. Famous at first, he offended the emperor Augustus by his "Ars Amatoria, " and was banished because of this work and some other reason unknown to us, and dwelt in the cold and primitive town of Tomis on the Black Sea. He continued writing poetry, a kindly man, leading a temperate life. He died in exile. Ovid's main surviving works are the "Metamorphoses, " a source of inspiration to artists and poets including Chaucer and Shakespeare; the "Fasti, " a poetic treatment of the Roman year of which Ovid finished only half; the "Amores, " love poems; the "Ars Amatoria, " not moral but clever and in parts beautiful; "Heroides, " fictitious love letters by legendary women to absent husbands; and the dismal works written in exile: the "Tristia, " appeals to persons including his wife and also the emperor; and similar "Epistulae ex Ponto." Poetry came naturally to Ovid, who at his best is lively, graphic and lucid. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Ovid is in six volumes.

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書名 Tristia ; Ex Ponto
著作者等 Goold, G. P.
Wheeler, Arthur Leslie
Wheeler A.L.
シリーズ名 The Loeb classical library
出版元 Harvard University Press;W. Heinemann
刊行年月 1988
版表示 2nd ed. / revised by G.P. Goold
ページ数 xliv, 511, 8 p.
大きさ 17 cm
ISBN 0434991511
NCID BA07252366
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言語 ラテン語
原文言語 ラテン語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国